Interesting posts and other things that have caught my eye this week. It isn’t actually everything, since I didn’t want to kill myself copy-pasting, so for the entire link collection check out my Delicious page.
And now, I present to you, my readers: Awesome Post Full of Links #12: November 15-21!
It’s been a pretty quiet week, actually, but there’s some very good recommendation lists.
Books in General
- Young Adult Science Fiction: A Reading Guide / Tor.com
- Young Adult Fantasy: A Reading Guide / Tor.com
“Some of you already read YA. Some maybe have only checked out the really big titles, like The Hunger Games and Graceling, but aren’t sure where to go from there. Some have probably considered picking up something from the teen section but don’t know where to start. And if you haven’t thought about giving YA fiction a shot yet, I suggest you do now! There are great things happening in YA speculative fiction, and I think any of you could find new books to love.”
- Why SF fans (and authors) can benefit from reading other genres / Tor.com
“Read beyond the SFF genres? Insanity, I know. But play with me for a bit. I think our community can greatly benefit from exposure to these foreign elements.”
- Bookworms Carnival #40: Urban Fantasy/Gothic Literature Post-2000 | Literary Escapism
Loads of interesting reviews and links, including a few of my own. 😉
Authors & Publishers
- Brooklyn Arden: On Protests and Publishing
“But we readers can create positive economic pressure in a way that actually benefits the publishing industry and the authors we support. And that’s by buying books with gay characters — either the book in question if it’s in a Fair, which will prove desire for such books outweighs the repressive effects of the Christianists, or other books in the bookstores, which does the same in the trade.”
- When will hardcovers be retired? « Follow The Reader
“I understand the economics of publishing: hardcovers are more profitable. But where is the value to the consumer? How can I, in good conscience, direct any child to purchase the same product in different binding for 3 times more when the reading experience will be exactly the same (maybe better for the softcover if you consider the fold-out insert)?”